An important 19th century ruby and diamond branch brooch, designed as an articulated foliate spray surmounted by a bird of paradise, set with circular-cut and cushion shaped rubies, circular and rose cut diamons, pear-shaped peridots, mounted in silver and gold. Detaches into four brooches. English, circa 1880.
Queen Mary’s Honeysuckle Diamond Tiara Queen Mary’s diamond tiara is decorated with a graduated frieze of styled honeysuckle. The central ornament is made to be detachable. It was made before or during Febuary 1914. HRH Princess Alice – Duchess of Gloucester was given the tiara by
A DIAMOND AND GEM-SET DEMI-PARURE. The front section of the necklace designed as a citrine bead with diamond and emerald terminals to the anchor-link neckchain and amethyst bead clasp, earrings en suite, adapted circa 1970, containing Belle Epoque elements. Provenance: Given by King Umberto II to his daughter Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy.
CARTIER Famous pink diamonds include The Williamson Pink, a superlative solitaire pink diamond at the centre of a flower spray brooch created by Cartier in 1953 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s coronation. Another famous piece is a suite of koalas from Graff, clearly linking these iconic gems to their Australian source
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The Louvre bought the Empress Eugenie Brooch for $10.5 million. An antique diamond bow brooch from François Kramer, circa 1855. It was designed as an old mine and old European-cut diamond openwork sculpted bow. The brooch was created by François Kramer for the wife of Napoléon III, Empress Eugénie.